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Murphy Friends of the Library Bookstore Grand Reopening Sale

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Friday, May 11, 2012 - 9:00am to Sunday, May 13, 2012 - 5:00pm
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Find great books at the Murphy Friends of the Library Book Sale. We will be re-opening our Friends of the Library book store with lots of deals.

Paperbacks are 8 for $1 and hardcovers start at 25 cents.

In addition to books, there will be magazines and movies for sale. Read more about Murphy Friends of the Library Bookstore Grand Reopening Sale

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Harry Potter Party at Madison

Join Madison Public Library as we celebrate the cinematic conclusion of Harry Potter on Friday, July 15 from 9am-4pm.

Come early in the day and create crafts based on the classes offered at Hogwarts. Swing by in the middle of the day, and participate in trivia or show off your costume. And stick around in the afternoon as we watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I!(Call Ms Mandy or Ms Maggie for more scheduling details!) Read more about Harry Potter Party at Madison

September 18 Romance Author Book Discussion!

Join us at the Madison Public Library on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a Book Lovers event with special guests Peggy Webb, Bonnie Gardner and Lyn Stone.

These prolific and bestselling authors have written over a hundred romance novels covering multiple genres and subgenres, including suspense, historical, comedy, mystery, and more.  Join them for an informal discussion of the passion they all share: books! Saturday, September 18, 10-11:30 a.m. Read more about September 18 Romance Author Book Discussion!

Romance Writers Share the Love August 27!

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Repeats every day until Fri Aug 27 2010 .
Friday, August 27, 2010 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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They've made you sigh, they've made you smile - now you get to meet them!

On Friday, August 27 dozens of romance writers will be at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library's main branch at 915 Monroe Street.  Authors from a variety of romantic genres will be on hand from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss their works and autograph their books. Don't have their latest book? No worries,  Barnes & Noble Booksellers will be on hand to sell books.

New York Times Bestselling Author, Linda Winstead Jones

Romantic Suspense Author, Paula Graves

Sensual Romance Author, Kira Sinclair

Historical and Paranormal Romance Author, Debra Glass

USAToday Bestselling Author, Kimberly Lang

Romantic Suspense Author, Debra Webb

USAToday Bestselling Author, Lynn Raye Harris

Romantic Suspense Author, Lyn Stone

Southern Romance Author, Kay Cornelius

Author of Romance, Mystery, and Women’s Fiction, Peggy Webb

Author of Adult and Young Adult Romance, Trish Milburn/Tricia Mills

The “Book Lovers” Romance Writers Book Signing is sponsored by Huntsville Madison County Public Library, Romance Writers of America, the Heart of Dixie Chapter of RWA, the Public Library Association, and Barnes & Noble Booksellers. Read more about Romance Writers Share the Love August 27!

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Romance Writers Share the Love August 27!

They've made you sigh, they've made you smile - now you get to meet them!

On Friday, August 27 dozens of romance writers will be at the Huntsville Madison County Public Library's main branch at 915 Monroe Street.  Authors from a variety of romantic genres will be on hand from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to discuss their works and autograph their books. Don't have their latest book? No worries,  Barnes & Noble Booksellers will be on hand to sell books. Read more about Romance Writers Share the Love August 27!

GENRES: A Workshop for Librarians

“GENRES 2010: Romance Fiction” is an all-day collection development and programming mini-conference taking place on Friday, August 27, at the Main Library. Read more about GENRES: A Workshop for Librarians

Romance Writers Book Signing

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
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Meet and greet dozens of romance writers in the Main Library's atrium. Barnes & Noble Booksellers will be on hand to sell books, and authors will discuss their books and autograph. Free of charge.

For more information about the Book Lovers series of events, see http://hmcpl.org/booklovers Read more about Romance Writers Book Signing

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Genres 2010: Romance Fiction

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Friday, August 27, 2010 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
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GENRES 2010: Romance Fiction is a one-day training conference for librarians on collection development and programming for romance fiction to be held on Friday, August 27, at Huntsville's Main Library downtown. The event will include six break-out sessions, lunch, refreshments, door prizes, giveaways, and the opportunity to meet a dozen romance fiction authors.

  • Date: Friday, August 27, 2010
  • Pre-registration cost: $35 (begins Monday, July 19, lunch included) - register online!
  • Registration at the door: $45 (lunch included)
  • Cost: $35 pre-registration; $45 on-site registration
  • (includes refreshments, box lunch, and raffle ticket)

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Guest speakers include editors from Harlequin and Thomas Nelson publishing houses; Joyce Saricks, author of The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction, and Heather Miller Cover, reviewer for School Library Journal. Visiting romance authors include Betty Webb, Linda Winstead-Jones, Debra Webb, Tricia Mills, and many more.

GENRES is sponsored by the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library, Romance Writers of America, the Heart of Dixie Chapter of RWA, the Public Library Association, and the Friends of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library.

For more information, contact Mary Wallace Moore at mmoore@hmcpl.org.
For questions about registration, contact Marianne Lenox at mlenox@hmcpl.org.

Schedule

Registration: 8-8:45 a.m. (juice, coffee, pastries)

Welcome and Opening Remarks by the Director: 8:45 a.m.

1st session:  9-10:10 a.m.

  • Auditorium: Publishers Panel: Current trends in romance fiction
  • 2nd Floor Meeting Room:  Trends and Authors in YA romance fiction

2nd session: 10:20-11:30 a.m.

  • Auditorium: Publishers Panel: How to Host an Author Event
  • 2nd Floor Meeting Room:  Selection Tools for Romance Fiction

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. – 12:40 p.m.

  • Box lunches in the Auditorium and 2nd Floor Meeting Room
  • Raffle for free books

3rd session:  12:50-2 p.m.

  • Auditorium: Publishers Panel: Emerging Authors
  • 2nd Floor Meeting Room:  BookBlast! Subgenres defined and Titles reviewed

Author Meet and Greet:  2-5 p.m.

  • Open to the public.
  • Romance writers will be at tables throughout the atrium to sell and sign copies of books. Librarians can use this time to network and arrange author appearances at their library.
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Author Discussion: Peggy Webb, Debra Webb, and Lyn Stone

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Saturday, September 18, 2010 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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These prolific and bestselling authors have written over a hundred romance novels covering multiple genres and subgenres, including  suspense, historical, comedy, mystery, and more. Join them for an informal discussion of the passion they all share: books! 

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Teens Strut the Write Stuff

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Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
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Meet back up with Tricia Mills and the gang to share your experience and successes with the "Summer Writing Challenge." Get feedback from the group and some pointers from a professional!

Speaker: Tricia Mills Read more about Teens Strut the Write Stuff

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